Bible Verse Explanations and Resources


Mark 8:3

Adam Clarke
Bible Commentary

For divers of them came from far - And they could not possibly reach their respective homes without perishing, unless they got food.

Albert Barnes
Notes on the Whole Bible
Verses 1-9

See this passage explained in the notes at Matthew 15:32-39.

Mark 8:1

In those days - While in the wilderness, where he had cured the deaf-mute man.

Having nothing to eat - Having come unprovided, or having consumed what they had brought.

Mark 8:2

I have compassions - I pity their condition. I am disposed to relieve them.

Mark 8:9

Four thousand - Four thousand “men,” besides women and children. See Matthew 15:38. See this passage explained in the notes at Matthew 15:32-39.

Matthew Henry
Concise Bible Commentary
Our Lord Jesus encouraged the meanest to come to him for life and grace. Christ knows and considers our frames. The bounty of Christ is always ready; to show that, he repeated this miracle. His favours are renewed, as our wants and necessities are. And those need not fear want, who have Christ to live upon by faith, and do so with thanksgiving.
Ellen G. White
The Desire of Ages, 404-5

This chapter is based on Matthew 15:29-39; Matthew 16:1-12; Mark 7:31-37; Mark 8:1-21.

“Again He went out from the borders of Tyre, and came through Sidon unto the Sea of Galilee, through the midst of the borders of Decapolis.” Mark 7:31, R. V. DA 404.1

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